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Woodquay Park Redevelopment

Woodquay Park Redevelopment

The concept design for the park, titled ‘Islands & River’, references the origin of the Woodquay area, an inlet bounded by two islands, Horse Island and St Stephen’s Island. It also references the multiple islands found within the wider Lough Corrib and the role of Woodquay as the gateway to Corrib country.

Included in the plans is the creation of accessible, public, green space, with biodiversity-friendly planting, age and mobility-friendly pathways, sheltered seating niches and spaces for play and for rest. The project will also involve traffic calming upgrades and improved pedestrian facilities to the surrounding streets.

Galway City Council is delivering the project in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland who is providing funding under the Urban Animation Scheme.

A planning application will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála, in accordance with Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) in the coming months with construction anticipated to commence in early 2025 subject to grant of permission.

Galway City Council is encouraging as many people as possible to make a submission and have their say on a project which aims to breathe new life into a hidden gem in the heart of the city.

Project plans are on display in City Hall and in Woodquay Park itself, providing more information about the proposed redevelopment. This information is also available at from Wednesday 7th February 2024.

Feedback is welcome by email, post, or online by close of business on Friday 1st March 2024.

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Recreation & Amenity Department,
Galway City Council,
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